When spontaneous summer fun catches you between waxes or with an unsightly ingrown hair or two from shaving, you’re probably more inclined to stand poolside wrapped in a sarong than frolicking in a barely-there bikini. But where’s the fun in that? Treating yourself to Brazilian or bikini laser hair removal can give you the freedom to participate fully in summer spontaneity.
The benefits of laser hair removal in the bikini area
Unlike shaving and waxing, laser hair removal permanently removes hair in the treatment area. By targeting the hair follicles beneath the skin, the laser effectively prevents regrowth. Laser hair removal is ideal for the bikini area because dark, course hair tends to respond well to the laser. In most cases, laser hair removal is a better option than shaving, waxing, or using depilatory cream in the pubic area because:
It’s gentle on sensitive skin
It leaves no odor
It does not cut, tear, burn, or otherwise harm the skin
It does not result in ingrown hairs
It saves time and money in the long run by providing permanent results
Read on to learn more about the differences between Brazilian laser hair removal and bikini laser hair removal.
Brazilian laser hair removal
The term “Brazilian” is used to describe hair removal from the entire pubic region. This means full frontal: outside the panty line, inside the panty line, and the labia. Brazilian laser hair removal leaves you completely bare in the front, unless you opt to leave a small patch or strip of hair. You also have the option of extending the Brazilian to include both the front and the perianal area. Brazilian laser hair removal is a great way to feel fresh, clean, and worry-free in your tiniest bikini—or no bikini at all.
Bikini laser hair removal
Bikini laser hair removal provides you with smooth, hair-free skin in a 2- to 3-inch area outside a modest bikini line. It tidies, shapes, and defines the tops and sides of your bikini area so you can throw on your favorite bathing suit or prettiest panties and not have to worry about the visibility of pubic hair. Bikini laser hair removal allows you achieve worry-free cleanliness without going completely bare.
What to expect from Brazilian and bikini laser hair removal
At Siti Med Spa in San Diego, we use the Cutera CoolGlide laser system to permanently remove the hair on various parts of the body, including the bikini area. During the treatment, most patients report a slight sting (like the snap of a rubber band) followed by a cooling sensation as the CoolGlide hand piece slides over the treatment area. Numbing cream is available for those who need it, but most patients do just fine without it.
Bikini area sessions take 10-15 minutes depending on the size of the area treated. It’s important to note that even though pubic hair tends to respond well to the laser, multiple sessions are still required. Not all the hair in a given area will be at the same stage in the growth cycle at the same time, and the laser only works on the hair that’s in the active growth phase.
Possible side effects include reddening and swelling of the treatment area, but these are usually mild and subside within a few hours.
Achieve a smooth, hair-free bikini area at Siti Med Spa in San Diego
At Siti Med Spa, we’re committed to providing you with a range of high-quality, affordable cosmetic treatments including laser hair removal. If you’re looking for an alternative to shaving and waxing, we can help. We’ll do everything we can to provide you with smooth, hair-free skin so you’re prepared for unlimited days of spontaneous summer fun in your favorite barely-there bikini.
Give us a call to schedule a consultation today!